Friday, 12 February 2021

Carlton Marsh

On the wader scrape this morning Little Egret, 20 Herring Gulls, 50 BH Gulls and 2 Common Gulls. Also of note single Redpoll, Coal Tit and 1 possibly 2 calling Willow Tits (JP/D. Standish).

Midland Railway-Storrs Mill Wood
3 skeins of c300 Pink Feet Geese flew high NW at 10.15hrs (CG). 
JP was at Carlton Marsh, but they must have been a bit more west by the time they reached the area and weren't seen.

Recent Ringing Controls from Dave Waddington via BTO

Reed Warbler AEK2303 adult male ringed at Worsbro Reservoir 1/8/20 was controlled on 16/8/20 at Anciens Marais Salants, Champagne-les-ma, Vendee, France 797kms south. Note that the bird took just 15 days from ringing to be caught again!

Reed Warbler APF8086 adult was ringed on 12/5/19 at Thorpe Marsh S. Yorks by Ken Pearson and controlled at Old Moor by Dave Waddington on 15/6/20. 19kms WSW 400 days from ringing. 

Willow Warbler LPD621 juvenile was ringed at Wheldrake Ings York on 6/8/20 by Huddleston & Jackson and controlled at Old Moor by Dave Waddington on 9/8/20 just 3 days later 51kms SW.

Kestrel EZ66256 pullus was ringed by Geoff Carr at Haigh S. Yorks on 7/6/17 and was found fresh dead after it flew into a wall on 27/1/21 at Sugworth Hall, Lower Bradfield. S. Yorks. 22kms SSW 1,330 days from ringing.

Barn Owl GN19337 pullus was ringed on 22/6/16 at Rabbit Ings, West Yorks by Geoff Carr and found with a leg injury etc.12kms 1,277 days after it was ringed. The outcome was unknown. The finder was Vets4Pets 161 Wilthorpe Road, Barnsley.

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